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abnormal interest in dirt or filth, with a desire for contact with it that may encompass a paraphilia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Attraction of microorganisms to fecal matter.
2. In psychiatry, a morbid attraction to, and interest in (with a sexual element), fecal matter. Synonym(s): mysophilia
[copro- + G. philos, fond]
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mysophiliaParaphilic sexual arousal that hinges on dirt or being covered in filth.
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mysophiliaSexology A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism hinges on smelling, chewing or using sweaty or soiled clothing or articles of menstrual hygiene. Cf Coprophilia, Urophilia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Sexual interest in excretions.
[G. mysos, defilement, + philos, fond]
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